Landmark Case Changes Theories of Arson Investigation

The attached newspaper article is the story of how HTG&A; partner, and former homicide prosecutor, Frank Ashton, handled a suspected arson case several years ago. In that case, prosecutors conducted test burnings on a house identical to the one that burned down to evaluate whether the fire which killed 6 people was an arson or an accidental fire. Analysis of data from the test fires has caused textbooks relating to arson investigation to be complelely rewritten.

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